Federal Programs account for approximately $1,000,000 in Federal funding and include the following grants and programs:
Title I - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged: Mustang Public Schools has five elementary sites that qualify for Title I services. Services include additional educational opportunities to qualifying students in the areas of math and reading. There are currently twelve teachers and five paraprofessionals who provide these additional services. Funding from this grant pays for teacher and paraprofessional salaries, materials, supplies, required professional development and parental involvement oppportunities.
Title IIA - Improving Teacher and Principal Quality: Professional development opportunities for instructional and non-instructional certified personnel are funded through this grant.
Title III - English Language Learners: This grant provides services to bilingual students who qualify for English Language (EL) supports. The goal is to ensure that these students master English and are prepared to meet the same rigorous standards for academic achievement as other students are expected to meet. All district sites receive EL services. Currently there are six elementary teachers and three secondary teachers serving students. Funding from this grant pays for materials, supplies, testing and required parental involvement and professional development opportunities.
Title IV - Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants: The purpose of this grant is to improve students' academic achievement by increasing the capacity of the States local educational agencies, schools, and local communities. Each will provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; improve school conditions for student learning; and improve the use of technology in order to increase the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
Title VI - Indian Education: Mustang Public Schools provides a Native American Education Advisor to support qualifying Native American students in the district. Funding from this grant pays for student materials and supplies, test fees, after school tutoring, and the salary of the program advisor.
Carl Perkins: This federal grant from the Oklahoma State Department of Career and Technology is used to supplement the District’s ten career tech programs which include Agricultural Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Marketing, Business and Information Technology, and Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Funding from this grant is used to pay for technology, materials and supplies, and professional development opportunities for teachers in these programs.
For more information about any of these programs or if you would like to serve on a parent committee or as an advisory member for any of the programs listed, please contact the Office of Federal Programs at 376-7815 or the principal at your child’s school.
FEDERAL PROGRAMS COMPLAINTS
The district receives federal funds and has established a complaint process to help ensure compliance with federal grant requirements. Any student, parent, community member or employee who believes the district has violated any regulation connected with the expenditure of federal funds should notify the district using the process outlined in Board of Education Policy 2007, which governs complaints.
Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse. To report fraud, waste, abuse, misuse or mismanagement of U.S. Department of Education (ED) program funds (this could include complaints concerning employees, fund recipients, educational institutions, contractors, collection agencies, or lending institutions), please use the online Hotline Complaint Form (see below).
If you prefer, you may contact the Inspector General's Hotline by:
* Calling the OIG Hotline's toll-free number 1-800-MIS-USED. Hotline Operators take calls during the hours of Monday and Wednesday 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Eastern Time; Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM, Eastern Time except for holidays.
* Downloading a hard copy of the Hotline Complaint Form <https://ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/oighotline.pdf>, and completing, mailing or faxing to:
Your report may be made anonymously or in confidence. No classified information should be submitted to the Hotline. If your complaint involves classified information, please submit your contact information to the Hotline (via phone or complaint form) and request that you be contacted to make separate arrangements so we can receive your complaint.
Inspector General's Hotline
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-1500
Fax: (202) 245-7047